Have a complete understanding of digital electronics, micro-computers, micro-processors, and industrial electrical circuitry and system. Efficiently analyze and correct electrical/electronic problems in process and plant equipment. Perform other maintenance duties as directed and in a safe efficient manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- PC SKILLS/MS DOS: Know commands and be able to apply and use a PC when troubleshooting digital, micro-computer, and microprocessor controls.
- Micro-computers: Be able to understand how micro-computers operate and understand and run application programs. Analyze problems and make necessary repairs. An understanding of programming is also essential so software changes can be made if necessary.
- Programmable Logic Controls: Analyze problems, repair, and program controls.
- AC/DC Motors: Troubleshoot and repair motors and drives.
- Ladder Relay Logic: Read and understand schematics and be able to layout and wire.
- Analog and digital circuitry: Analyze problems and repair both analog and digital circuitry and be able to interface the two.
- Panel Layout: Design panels to include wiring and controls using established industry standards optimizing control and minimizing costs. Documentation of all panel layouts and designs is also necessary.
- Electronic Controls: Able to analyze problems and repair, various electrical controllers, i.e., cycle timers, temperature controllers, pressure controllers.
- Use hand tools for mechanical work.
- Have basic knowledge of machine repair so assistance to other maintenance personnel can be provided.
- When necessary, assist mechanics in the repair of equipment, changeovers, rebuilding, and/or replacement of parts.
- Capable of light brazing, welding, and soldering
- Thorough knowledge of three-phase electricity, 110, 220, 440, AC and DC current. Must be able to troubleshoot, install, replace, and repair high voltage as well as control wiring.
- Analyze, repair, or replace solid-state controls and power boards.
- Install all types of electrical equipment, i.e., wires, motors, controls, lighting, etc.
- Know how to use and understand the results of using voltmeters, amp meters, oscilloscopes, and/or other electrical metering devices when troubleshooting.
- Know proper wire sizes and uses.
- Read and write schematics and wiring diagrams for controllers and panels.
- Have good electrical/electronic analysis abilities and be able to troubleshoot and repair problems.
- Know and understand electrical codes.
- Have the knowledge, skill, and ability to assist and train others in electric/electronic areas.
- Perform all duties in a safe efficient manner in accordance with company policies and procedures.
- Provide guidance when working with other maintenance personnel on electrical/electronic systems.
- Responsible for reporting food packaging safety problems to plant management.
- In the incumbent’s absence, these responsibilities will be transferred to another Maintenance Electrician.